Defcon Sharks Tooth S35VN Titanium Frame Lock Knife
Defcon Sharks Tooth S35VN Titanium Frame Lock Knife
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If you ever find yourself in close proximity with a real shark’s tooth, good luck. Fortunately, Defcon gives us a way to carry one safely at our side every day in this 8.7-inch frame lock folder Read More

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RBnumber3
108
Sep 17, 2020
Honestly this is really disappointing to see. This clone has been on the market for a couple of years now at least, first saw it at one of the shadier tables of a local gun show. The blade is an exact copy of the blade on the A2 A6 custom collaboration between @TashiBharucha and Andre Thorburn and Andre Van Heerden, right down to the swedge and jimping. As a company that has really made a name for yourselves in the Knife/EDC community through collaborations with well known custom makers, peddling a knife that steals IP from any of these makers is in really poor taste. Let alone when it's one of the makers you've actually done several collaborations with. I understand that whoever signed off on this was probably oblivious to it being a clone, but that itself indicates a laziness or lack of interest in this issue within the community. I don't know which factory is actually manufacturing the "Defcon" brand of models, but much like QSP, several of the models under these brands have been clones of the designs of popular custom makers. Hopefully this doesn't fall on deaf ears and is a mistake that can be corrected. Included is a picture of my own A2 A6 for comparison purposes.
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Kavik
5279
Sep 18, 2020
That's a gorgeous looking knife....but unfortunately that price tag will keep it out of the hands of most people, myself included. I go back and forth on how I feel about this, personally. I'd agree that the blade design is about a 90% replica (without holding them aside by side, there appears to be very subtle differences in the sweep of the swedge and the shape of the jimping, plus the difference in the flipper tab) But with the handle having a different design, i wouldn't say they're trying to sell a clone. A lot of times I feel like it just boils down to: how many different ways can you shape a blade? Especially when dealing with such a simple and common blade shape, with common features (jimped thumb ramp, sharpening choil, flipper tab, swedge). It we asked 20 people to design a blade based on a specific set of criteria, i'd bet money that at least a couple are going to look identical in pictures. If they're made in the same factory, and that factory is indeed making the same exact knife to sell under another name...of course, that's not cool. (but then.....you would have to question why one knife costs $100, and the other costs $700, if there is literally no difference in the manufacturing and assembly, wouldn't you? S35VN vs m390 certainly isn't a $600 difference) But, I just think sometimes we go too far, as customers, with calling out companies for "IP theft" just because 2 products share similar designs. If it really was that, then the original designers would be fighting it with lawyers, wouldn't they?
JaegerD
147
Sep 19, 2020
How truly unique can someone make a knife nowadays. Almost everything is derivative of something else in the knife world. Rike is one of the few that I think of as unique and people even call them out for being too similar to other items. Sure it can be a clone of some capacity, but they (defcon) made it within reason for most people to be able to buy, which really separates it from the knife you mentioned. If you have the money for those blades, have at it. But at almost 800 bucks for that blade you are comparing this to, it's apples to watermelons. Money is a factor, this website supposedly was founded on that concept, even if they gone a bit away from it
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JediJon
165
Sep 15, 2020
Psst, hey, Drop. You forgot to put photos of the other side of the knife. Ya know, the side with the pocket clip and the lock bar? Yeah, that side. How did nobody realize that? Instead, you got people in the comments doing it for you. I mean really, and be honest with me, but how stoned were you when creating the page for this drop? Better yet, what kind of sticky icky was it? Girl Scout Cookie? Super Skunk? Alien Crack? Alaskan Thunder Fuck??? Yeah, I bet it was that ATF. That shit is so good. Can I have some, too, please?
JaegerD
147
Sep 23, 2020
You might have to break out the ol google to find out where those knifes are from there bud The answer may surprise you
JaegerD
147
Sep 23, 2020
I'm just pointing out your hyperbolic statement that falls short. It sounds pretty ridiculous to say "every time "to then back pedal down to half. If you want to make points that are to be taken seriously, make serious points, dont stretch points to such lengths and get pissy for the points being addressed for how lucrative you had to bend the bracket to aid your point And all the Chinese origin blades I have do not have that badging (to clarify, a made in china or just china badging) on the blade. So whatever reasoning for companies to put that on there seems arbitrary at best And since it sounded like you wanted it, here you are two more Chinese knives, but with china on the blade now. Pretty hard to find listings with only one side shown, made in china, AND has a china badging on the blade. Even the Ferrum forge, drop, We Knives collaboration blades do not have it from the two Ive looked at. Most made in china blades on drop seem to not have that laser engraved on the blade, from the armchair detective work I've done thus far...which was not a whole lot of effort https://drop.com/buy/al-mar-ultralight-titanium-folding-knife

https://drop.com/buy/defcon-ulu-d2-titanium-frame-lock-knife

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Bknguyen
684
Sep 15, 2020
Seems like good value for size and materials. No lock side shots though?
Kavik
5279
Sep 15, 2020
Here you go
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I like the looks of this thing, but damn, that's going to ride high with that clip placement 😣
Omniseed
1828
Sep 15, 2020
it looks like the Kabuto clip, which is really nice but yeah that's mounts a bit low and it has the same pyramidal cracker point on the end
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